Studying Film / Edition 2

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Studying Film is an all-encompassing guide to cinema and film which explores the key concepts, terms and events that have shaped film study and criticism, all of which is illustrated by reference to classic and contemporary movies from around the world, from The Great Train Robbery to Pulp Fiction via Un Chien Andalou and Cinema Paradiso.

This accessible introduction to the study of film aims to stimulate students' enjoyment and understanding of a wide range of different types of film, and to give them an awareness of the nature of cinema as a medium, as an art form, and as a social and economic institution. Contemporary film is seen in context by tracing its development from 1895 to the present, exploring film production in a variety of countries in a range of styles, and placing film next to other media.

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"The glossary is worth the purchase price alone, covering succinct and accurate definitions of all the key terms needed in A/S film and higher. The layout is clear and more logical than most. Overall, it manages to cover notoriously difficult areas as thoroughly and accessibly as any other text that I have seen, and better than most - well worth a look for A/S film: two thumbs up!"—The Lecturer (NATFHE journal)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340984468
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathan Abrams is Director of Film Studies at the University of Bangor, UK. Ian Bell is a Lecturer in Film Studies and Video Production at West Herts College, UK. Jan Udris is a Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Luton Sixth Form College and Birkbeck College, UK.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations and Tables
1 Cinema as Institution
1 Hollywood Cinema
2 Production, Distribution and Exhibition
3 Cinema, Audiences and Society
4 Cinema, the Media and Globalization
2 Film as Text
5 Film Technology
6 The Language of Film
7 Early Cinema and Film Form
8 Mainstream and Alternative Film Form
3 Critical Approaches to Film
9 Authorship
10 Genre
11 Stars
12 Meaning and Spectatorship
4 Film Movements and National Cinema
13 British Cinema
14 World Cinema and National Film Movements
15 Alternative Cinema and Other Film Styles
Further Resources
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